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English law. A bencher is a senior in the inns of court,
with their government and direction.
eccles. law. In its most extended sense, any ecclesiastical
preferment or dignity, but in its more limited sense, it is applied only to
rectories and vicarages.
In the early feudal times, grants were made to continue only
during the pleasure of the grantor, which were called munera, (q. v.) but
soon afterwards... more
Of advantage, profit or interest, as the wife has a
beneficial interest in property held by a trustee for her. Vide Cestui que
That right which a person has in a contract made
with another, as if A makes a contract with B that he will pay C... more
This term is frequently used as synonymous with the
technical phrase cestui que trust. (q. v.)
BENEFICIO PRIMO ECCLESIASTICO HABENDO
Eng. eccl. law. A writ directed
from the king to the chancellor, commanding him to bestow the benefice
which shall first fall in the kings gift, above... more
The right which an insolvent debtor had, among
the Romans, on making session of his property for the benefit of his
creditors, to retain what was... more
This word is used in the same sense as gain (q. v.) and
(q. v.) 20 Toull. n. 199.
BENEFIT OF CESSION
Civil law. The release of a debtor from future
imprisonment for his debts, which the law operates in his favor upon the
surrender of his property for... more
BENEFIT OF CLERGY
English law. An exemption of the punishment of death
which the laws impose on the commission of certain crimes, on the culprit
demanding it. By modern statutes,... more
BENEFIT OF DISCUSSION
civil law. The right which a surety has to cause
the property of the principal debtor to be applied in satisfaction of the
obligation in the first... more
BENEFIT OF DIVISION
In the civil law, which, in this respect, has been
adopted in Louisiana, although, when there are several sureties, each one
is bound for the whole... more
BENEFIT OF INVENTORY
civil law. The benefit of inventory is the
privilege which the heir obtains of being liable for the charges and debts
of the succession, only to the... more
duty. The doing a kind action to another, from mere good
will, without any legal obligation. It is a moral duty only, and it cannot
be enforeed... more
English law. An aid given by the subjects to the king
a pretended gratuity, but in realty it was an extortion and imposition.
To give personal property by will to another.
A gift by last will or testament, a legacy. (q. v.) This
sometimes, though improperly used, as synonymous with devise. There is,
however, a distinction... more
BESAILE or BESAYLE
domestic relations. The grea-grandfather,
Bl. Com. 186. Vide dile.
Means the best evideince of which the nature of the case
admits, not the highest or strongest evidence which the nature of the thing
to be... more
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